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Central Convenience Stores continues to expand

20 Apr 2017

Central Convenience Stores has acquired its 116th store after snapping up a forecourt site in North Devon.


P&H signs three-year supply contract with Tesco

03 Apr 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Palmer and Harvey (P&H) had extended its distribution contract with Tesco by three years, amid refinancing talks with tobacco manufacturers.

Tesco and Unilever enters price dispute

Tesco fined £129m for false accounting practices

28 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Tesco has been fined £129m by the Serious Fraud Office over false accounting practices between February and September 2014.

99p Store

Discount chain 99p Stores enters administration

27 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

High street discount chain 99p Stores has entered administration less than two years after being bought by Poundland.

Applegreen forecourt with Subway

Irish forecourt group Applegreen continues UK expansion

16 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Republic of Ireland petrol forecourt retailer Applegreen is continuing to grow its presence in the UK.


Sainsbury's posts 7% rise in Q4 convenience sales

16 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Sainsbury’s convenience business delivered total sales growth of nearly 7% in the fourth quarter, when the group opened 10 Sainsbury’s Locals, the retail giant has reported.


Morrisons opts to roll out c-store offer with Rontec forecourts

09 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Morrisons and Motor Fuel Group (MFG) have ditched their convenience store trial, and the supermarket group has instead opted to roll out Morrisons Daily with Gerald Ronson’s Rontec group of forecourts.

Aldi becomes the UK’s fifth largest grocer

Aldi and Lidl hit record grocery market share

07 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Discounters Aldi and Lidl now account for more than 12% of UK grocery sales for the first time, according to new Nielsen data.

McColl’s announce like-for-like sales fall

McColl's posts 1.9% decline in like-for-like annual sales

27 Feb 2017 | By Robin Mannering

McColl’s Retail Group has announced a 1.9% decline in like-for-like sales for the year to 27 November 2016, with its premium stores performing better than its standard convenience stores.


Morrisons to pilot new c-store offer and revive Safeway brand

22 Nov 2016 | By Robin Mannering

Morrisons is set to pilot a new convenience store offer in partnership with Palmer & Harvey, while reviving the Safeway brand as a wholesale range for independent retailers.

Tesco CEO Matt Davies raises concerns over potential “lethal” effects of inflation on consumers

Supermarket bosses raise concerns over inflation

19 Oct 2016 | By Simon Banks

Tesco and Sainsbury’s leaders have issued a stark warning over the rising costs of inflation, warning over the possible impact on the industry and consumers.


Morrisons reports sales growth as turnaround continues

15 Sep 2016 | By Robin Mannering

Morrisons has announced a third consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth as its turnaround continues.

co-op irresistable

The Co-operative reveals 'Irresistible' premium range

12 Sep 2016 | By Nikki Cutler

The Co-operative is launching a new premium own brand food and drink range named ‘Irresistible’.

Waitrose opens UK's first cashless store

Waitrose opens UK’s first cashless grocery store

08 Aug 2016 | By Simon Banks

Waitrose has become the UK’s first major supermarket to operate a completely cashless store, after opening a new store in Sky’s flagship head office building in Osterley, Hounslow.


Dartmoor Premier retailer opposes Co-op pub conversion

07 Jul 2016 | By Robin Mannering

A Premier retailer in a Dartmoor village fears that plans to transform a former pub site into a Co-operative store would decimate his business.

Supermarket trolley

Supermarket sales rise for first time in a year

28 Jun 2016 | By Robin Mannering

UK supermarket sales increased 0.4% year-on-year in the four weeks ending 18 June, according to new figures from Nielsen.

Tesco announces Q1 results for the year

Tesco like-for-likes rise for second consecutive quarter

23 Jun 2016 | By Simon Banks

Tesco has announced a second consecutive quarter of growth, with UK like-for-like sales up 0.3% for the first financial quarter of the year.

My Local

The future of My Local chain under review by KPMG

15 Jun 2016 | By David Rees

KPMG has been called in to do an urgent strategic review of My Local


Greggs posts 3.7% rise in like-for-like sales for year to date

09 May 2016

Greggs has announced a 3.7% increase in like-for-like sales for the first four months of 2016.


Morrisons announces first quarter sales growth

05 May 2016 | By Robin Mannering

Morrisons has announced a modest increase in like-for-like sales for the second consecutive quarter.

LED Southern Co-op

Southern Co-op hits energy efficiency milestone

22 Apr 2016 | By Gaelle Walker

The Southern Co-operative has rolled out energy efficient LED lighting to its entire store estate.

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